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Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

As a leader in anesthesiology education, research and patient care, The University of New Mexico Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the School of Medicine located in Albuquerque, offers a four-year anesthesiology training program. The program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, includes an internship and three years of clinical anesthesiology.

Learn from the Best

The department’s fellowship programs include one-year trainings in:

  • Regional anesthesiology, in which fellows are immersed in all phases of perioperative anesthesia care for adults and children.
  • Pain medicine specialty, a specialty in which fellows gain intensive training in treating pain.

The anesthesiology residency program, established in the 1980s, exposes residents to subspecialties in patient care in a number of settings, including:

  • UNM Hospital
  • Outpatient Surgery and Imaging Services
  • VA Medical Center

The department provides safe Medical Direction Anesthesia Team Care and is comprised of faculty, residents, fellows, certified anesthesiologist assistants, physician assistants and nurse anesthetists.

Training for Anesthesiology Assistants

In addition to providing training using simulation, we are a training site for Anesthesiology Assistant (AA) programs outside of UNM, and we provide tertiary hospital experience for 12 national programs.

Ground-Breaking Research

Our research division focuses on studying chronic pain, including testing of new and “new use” clinical drugs for back pain as well as pain from arthritis, orofacial disorders and pancreatitis. We also have a joint research program with the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque.